In this version, special plastic glide shoes are fitted to the sides of the e-chain® links every 1.000 to 2.000 mm. These glide shoes resemble the leeboards used on sailing boats. The leeboards pivot upwards when they make contact with land and enable the continuation of travel. Similarly, the glide shoes in AUTOGLIDE go up and down, each according to its position on the lower or upper run of the chain. They provide the precise lateral guidance and therefore a smooth glide of the e-chain®. The glide shoes are assembled every 20th chain link from the fixed end of the e-chain®. Chain link assembled. Feed point = end travel Chain length = S + K
Number of glide shoes = (chain length [m] - 4 m)/1,12 m
Please note: 31 mm must be added to the outer width of the chain for the width of the two glide shoes!
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 35 mm (with 2 kg/m fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.Please contact us if you have particularly narrow space conditions.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=Moving end, B=Fixed endPitch: 56 mmChain links per m: 18Travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
Samples and catalog order
E-Chain® Expert call
Service life calculation
Ask the product expert
Designing with igus®
8 widths and 8 bend radii
3 interior separation options
3 mounting bracket variants
Different strain relief options are possible
Option 1: Separators
Option 2: full-width shelf
Option 3: Shelves
Separators are an option for dividing the chain interior on openable 2600/2700 series chains. If a wide distance is to be kept between the separators, separators with a wide base or spacer can be used. Both are used primarily for side-mounted chains.
This is an option for series 2600/2700 chains. This option is useful for applications with many small cables with similar diameters. This variant always takes up the entire inner width of the chain.
This is an option for type 2400/2500 openable chains. This option is useful for applications with many cables of different diameters. Continuous interior separation across the complete chain width is not possible. The overall width of the interior separation may be a maximum of 20mm. A partial division into individual sections is possible. Option 3 Shelves can be combined with Option 1 Separators
Plastic - pivoting
Plastic - locking
Data protection declaration